Vision, Mission & Objectives

A Centre of Excellence in Tertiary Education Quality Assurance with a strong membership base that influences Tertiary Education in the Caribbean!

Governance Structure/Management

Governing Bodies

The governing bodies and authorities of CANQATE are the General Assembly and the Board of Management. (The Board will co-opt persons to work on special projects from time to time.)
All members may participate in the Administration of CANQATE, and in the General Assembly of CANQATE.
Only those who qualify for full and associate membership have voting rights.

General Assembly

The General Assembly is the senior policy and decision-making body of CANQATE. It is composed of members of CANQATE, each represented by one nominated person.

The President of CANQATE presides over the General Assembly. In the President’s absence, the Board of Management shall elect one of the Board Members to preside.
The General Assembly shall hold an Ordinary Meeting at least once every year as part of the regular conference of CANQATE.
  The responsibilities of the General Assembly are to:
      Elect the President and other members of the Board of Management;
      Exclude, on the recommendation of the Board, any member who disregards the Constitution;
      Establish the courses of action and make the decisions or recommendations necessary for the satisfactory operation of CANQATE, in the framework of the Constitution;
      Consider and approve the reports of the President and the Secretary;
      Consider annual subscriptions and any other contributions to be paid by members;
      Consider and approve CANQATE’s financial statements; Amend the constitution of CANQATE, as required; and
      Select the organizers of the next regular meeting of CANQATE.
The members present at a meeting of the General Assembly constitute a quorum for the meeting.
The decisions of the General Assembly shall be adopted by a simple majority of voting members.

Board of Management

The Board of Management manages the general affairs of CANQATE.
The Board of Management of CANQATE shall be comprised of seven (7) persons, four (4) of whom must be elected from the Quality Assurance Agencies, inclusive of Agencies in formation.
Membership of the Board shall include the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, and three (3) other members.
The immediate past President shall serve ex-officio as a Board member for a period not exceeding two (2) years from the date on which he/she ceased to hold office as President.
The President assumes responsibility for the roving secretariat of CANQATE which moves with each new President.
The Vice President has responsibility for information and communication.
The Secretary is responsible for taking the minutes at meetings and notifying members of meetings.
The Treasurer is responsible for the upkeep of financial records of CANQATE
Board Members shall be elected by the General Assembly for a period of two (2) years (a term of office), and shall be eligible for re-election. They may however be elected for no more than two (2) consecutive terms
The Board of Management shall meet at least twice per year, once as part of the CANQATE Annual Conference, and at least once more during the year.
Five (5) persons, at least three (3) of whom must be from the accreditation agencies, shall constitute a quorum for a meeting of the Board of Management.